I try to avoid pretenses of any sort.
In any case, my intent was not to inspire fear. I do not want the Left to crawl under a rock, shivering in terror at the prospect of such a calamity. In such cover, careful to appear too much as they truly are, one would expect the potential damage to be maximized. No; I wish those still on the Left, like those who continue to cling to their membership in the Klan, simply to be seen in the light that they have so well earned. In time, I suppose, this will come to pass in and of its own accord. Yet, I see little harm in 'hurrying the inevitable'.
Glad I could make your day.
P.S. Of course, the reason that Russians sell pencils in Red Square has everything to do with Reagan's foreign policy. Of course. Something that one would pick up from one Mr. Noam Chomsky, I suspect. More on him later.